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The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the addition of three new staff members.

LaDonna Rodriguez has joined the chamber as manager of membership services. Rodriguez has a strong background in sales, with past experience as an active member of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. She studied communications in college in San Antonio, Texas. Rodriguez is responsible for attracting new members and retaining current members.

Kelly Winkler has joined the chamber as a part-time accounting clerk. She is a student at SMSU, where she is active in the Accounting Club and Beta Alpha Psi. Winkler is responsible for deposits and accounts receivable.

Ann Elwell has joined the chamber as publications coordinator. Elwell has bachelor's and master's degrees in mass communications from Central Missouri State University. Previously, Elwell has served as the interim director of the Community Task Force and as a staff assistant for the Catholic diocesan newspaper. She also owns her own free-lance writing company, Elwell Creative Ink. Her duties include writing and editing of publications, news releases and other printed materials.

Anne Sallee Mason, JD, has joined Commerce Bank's Investment Management Group as vice president and trust officer. Mason is a graduate of William Woods College, Fulton, with a bachelor's degree in business administration and earned her juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has 12 years of experience in law and personal trust administration, including serving as a partner with the law firm of Neale, Newman, Bradshaw & Freeman.

The firm of Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller, CPAs, PC has announced the addition of several new employees.

A. Christi Watts, CPA, has joined the firm as senior accountant. She is a 1992 graduate of the University of Texas in Dallas, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration with emphasis in accounting. Watts has several years of experience in auditing and the financial institution industry.

Debbie A. Kingsley has joined the firm as an accounting services associate. She is responsible for the daily business and client accounting functions at the Branson office of KP&M.

Angela C. Baier, Jill E. Guinn, Katie L. Hodges, Jennifer K. Kuse and Heather D. Woody have all joined the firm as staff accountants. Baier is a 1998 honors graduate of Drury College with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and business administration. Guinn will graduate in May 1999 from SMSU with as bachelor of science degree in accounting. She is an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Hodges will graduate from the College of the Ozarks with honors in May 1999. Her degree will be a bachelor of science in accounting with a minor in psychology. Kuse will graduate from SMSU in May 1999 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. Woody also graduates from SMSU in May 1999 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. Woody is a member of both the SMSU accounting club and the student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.

David Montgomery has been named manager of distribution services for the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks. He is a 1987 graduate of SMSU, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in communications. Prior to joining the CBCO, Montgomery served as director of donor services for the American Red Cross, Missouri-Illinois region. He has also served as manager of donor services for the American Red Cross in Columbia and as a donor recruitment representative for the American Red Cross in Columbia and St. Louis.

The 1999 officers for the Ozark Mountain Chapter of the Appraisal Institute have been installed. William M. Rohlfing Sr., SRA, of Branson, is president. Other officers are Ron Hawkins, SRA, Walnut Grove, vice president[[In-content Ad]]

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